I've had my Surface RT for a few weeks now and am loving it. I'm not missing anything that would require an Intel processor, however, I will likely buy a few more for family members over the next few months and one will probably be the Surface Pro, which is Intel based. The average person is using it for email, browsing, personal banking, to Skype their friends, Facebook, etc., and none of these require Pro. Oh yes, almost forgot, most of what we are doing is exploring the plethora of really goof games and apps for Windows 8 which work equally well on either RT or Pro. Like Angry Birds Star Wars, .... and when you have Windows Phone 8, and yes, I purchased the Nokia 920 last weeks, and if you have any interest in gaming aka Xbox, combined with Xbox Music, the synergistic value is immense. My recommendation is to buy Surface RT early, like right now, get in early and enjoy the tremendous value. I can't see myself buying any android or apple products when the better choice is Microsoft.